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Talking Points:

- US equities are holding on to yesterday’s low as we approach this morning’s open, and this presents a cautious backdrop around stocks as earnings season continues. The big fear factor here is the Fed should the selling continue, as we may not have such a friendly response should stocks pull back given the pace of inflation in the US.

- This bearish theme in stocks is showing as both US Yields and the US Dollar continue to rally. We looked at a series of setups around the US Dollar in yesterday’s webinar entitled, US Dollar Price Action Setups Ahead of ECB, BoJ[1].

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A Change-of-Pace in the Equity Space

As we approach the US open, the S&P 500[6] is sitting just a few handles off of yesterday’s low. Yesterday’s session was not pretty, with selling starting at the open and running all the way into the early afternoon. A bounce began to show at around 2PM, and by the 4PM close prices had rallied by as much as 20 handles off of the lows; but those gains could not hold, and S&P futures have been on offer since shortly after

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currensceneFLOGO WHTsquareThough not the oldest form of currency, some form of shell money appears to have been found on almost every continent. The shell most widely used worldwide as currency was the shell of Cypraea moneta, the money cowry.

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